GALLERY B EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition Schedule






Bethesda Painting Awards
June 7 - July 1
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6pm
Opening reception: Friday, June 9, 6-8pm


Eight painters have been selected as finalists for the Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. More than 300 artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. submitted work to the 13th annual competition created to exclusively honor regional painters. The work of the eight finalists will be on display at Gallery B from June 7 – July 1, 2017.

The top prize winners will be announced and honored on Wednesday, June 7 at 7pm at a private press event held at Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. The Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:
Amy Boone-McCreesh, Baltimore, MD
Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD
Frank Cole, Rockville, MD
Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Washington, D.C.
Mike McConnell, Phoenix, MD
Kenneth Schiano, Chestertown, MD
Stephen Towns, Baltimore, MD
Trevor Young, Takoma Park, MD

A public opening will be held on Friday, June 9, from 6-8pm. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 – 6pm.

Entries were juried by Don Kimes, Professor of Art and Director of Studio Art Program at American University; Trace Miller, Lecturer and Assistant to Department Chair at Towson University and Dr. Cole Welter, Graduate Program Director, Professor of Art, Painting & Drawing at James Madison University.

The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is past chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, past chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and founder of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.